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Lead Investors


Province of Ontario logo

The Government of Ontario is making innovation a key driver of the provincial economy. Through the eight-year, $3-billion Ontario Innovation Agenda, the province is capitalizing on its creative environment, diverse culture, highly skilled workforce and internationally recognized education system. By investing in research and innovation, Ontario is helping to pioneer the discoveries of tomorrow that will create high-value jobs and a strong and competitive economy.

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Omers logo

OMERS is one of Canada’s largest pension plans managing $55 billion in net investment assets. OMERS Strategic Investments was conceived in 2008 and formally established in January 2009 as an innovative concept under the OMERS enterprise-wide Strategic Plan. OMERS Strategic Investments’ mission is to drive certain corporate initiatives that will position OMERS as a global player, incubate investment platforms that do not logically fit under the mandates of OMERS existing Investment Entities and further differentiate OMERS from conventional pension funds.

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BDC logo

BDC is Canada's business development bank. From 94 branches across the country, BDC promotes entrepreneurship by providing highly tailored financing, venture capital and consulting services to entrepreneurs. BDC works with entrepreneurs in all industries, through all economic cycles and focuses on helping small and medium sized businesses in their development projects, both local and global.

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Manulife logo

Manulife Financial is one of the most dynamic and progressive financial services companies in the world. Incorporated in 1887, Manulife has grown from an insurance company to a global financial services organization serving millions of customers in 19 countries and territories worldwide. Manulife is the largest life insurance company in Canada and one of the top five in the world.

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RBC logo

Royal Bank of Canada (RY on TSX and NYSE) and its subsidiaries operate under the master brand name of RBC. RBC provides personal and commercial banking, wealth management services, insurance, corporate, investment banking and transaction processing services on a global basis. RBC employs more the 70,000 full and part-time employees who serve more than 15 million personal, business, public sector and institutional clients through offices in Canada, the U.S and 46 other countries.

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TD logo

Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, with 74,000 employees in offices around the world, The Toronto-Dominion Bank and its subsidiaries are collectively known as TD Bank Financial Group (TDBFG). TD Bank Financial Group offers a full range of financial products and services to approximately 17 million customers worldwide through four key business lines: Canadian Personal and Business Banking including TD Canada Trust, Wealth Management including TD Waterhouse and an investment in TD Ameritrade, Wholesale Banking including TD Securities, and U.S. Personal and Commercial Banking including TD Banknorth and Commerce Bank. As of October 31, 2008, TD Bank Financial Group had CDN $563 billion in assets. TD Bank Financial Group also ranks among the world’s leading on-line financial services firms, with more than 5.5 million on-line customers. The Toronto-Dominion Bank trades on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges under the symbol "TD", as well as on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

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